How to Have the Most Digital Typographical Fun

How to Have the Most Digital Typographical Fun

Julienne Lin
Jul 6, 2011

At Unplggd we are somewhat typography nerds. We like to play with different fonts and use them as both interior and digital decorations, like in a home office or on our desktops. We recently came across a handful of apps and sites that let us explore typography in creative ways. Interested in animal balloon shaped fonts or a game that will test your typography IQ? Read on after the jump.

Animal Font: Cheerful and interactive, we instantly fell in love with the Animal Font, an app that lets you send messages using an animal balloon inspired font. The "Shake" mode lets you move the animal fonts to float around your screen to sweet-sounding music.

TypeDrawing: For those of us with iPads, we all agree it's a great tool for finger painting-like activities. TypeDrawing combines finger painting with fonts, allowing you to make drawings out of sentences or create watermarks over your photos. Choose a color, background and start drawing.

The Font Game: For serious typography nerds, the Font Game will keep you entertained and challenged. Battle 30 samples of fonts by analyzing the shape, size and style. The quicker you can select the right answers, the higher your score. This is a game that requires some use of the noggin.

HelvetiNote: Although we love EverNote, we decided to give HelvetiNote a try and found that it was pleasantly simple to use, especially for those who love Helvetica. All notes taken with the app are set in Helvetica, but the app also lets you collect both digital notes and optimizes handwritten notes for email. With an intuitive interface, we quite enjoyed using HelvetiNote.

Typenuts: Typenuts is a great site for typography wallpapers for desktops and the iPhone – we've found gorgeous wallpapers for this site and they are all free. We also love the fact that you can submit your own designs for consideration.

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